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Course INF-34-31-K-6

System- and Software Architecture (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [INF-SE] Software-Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Definition of the terms distributed system, software architecture, component and interface
  • Design process of distributed systems integrated into the system development process
  • View and UML based specification of software architectures: Technical view, technological view, distribution view, deployment view, etc.
  • Analysis and evaluation of architectures with ATAM
  • Design patterns, standard architectures and approaches for different problems; for example, for persistence, transaction management, and workflow management.
  • Examples of software architectures for information systems, complex systems and embedded systems


  • Jens Knodel, Matthias Naab: Pragmatic Evaluation of Software Architectures, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-34176-7, 2016.
  • George Fairbanks Just Enough Software Architecture Marshall & Brainerd, 2010.
  • Richard N. Taylor, Nenad Medvidovic, Eric M. Dashofy Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice Wiley, 2009.
  • Eoin Woods, Nick Rozanski Software Systems Architecture Addison Wesley, 2005
  • Len Bass, Paul Clements, Rick Kazman Software Architecture in Practice (third edition) Addison Wesley, 2012.
  • Paul Clements, Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, David Garlan, James Ivers, Reed Little, Robert Nord, Judith Stafford Documenting Software Architectures - Views and Beyond (second edition) Addison-Wesley, 2010.
  • Douglas Schmidt, Michael Stal, Hans Rohnert, Frank Buschmann Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Volume 2: Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects, Wiley, 2001.
  • Siegel, Jon. "An overview of CORBA 3." Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems II. Springer US, 1999. 119-132.
  • further literature will be announced in the lecture.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-34-31-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-34-31-M-6] System- and Software Architecture P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[INF-SE_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Software Engineering